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HER Number:MDV112243
Name:Strand Riverside Gardens, Topsham

Summary

Garden plots, divided into strips whose width reflects the tenements on the opposite side of the road, some of which may have originated as jetties or quays reclaimed from the foreshore. The garden of Topsham Museum is open to the public.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 967 875
Map Sheet:SX98NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishExeter
DistrictExeter
Ecclesiastical ParishTOPSHAM

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • GARDEN (XIX to XX - 1801 AD to 2000 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Map object based on this source.


Royal Air Force, 1946 - 1949, Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV342938.

Map object based on this source.


Devon Gardens Trust, 2013, Devon Gazetteer of Parks and Gardens of Local Interest (Reg/Local list of Historic Parks and Gdns). SDV354335.


Clark, J., 2013, Strand Riverside Gardens (Un-published). SDV358311.

The Strand, famous for its ‘Dutch ‘ gabled merchants’ houses, lies to the south of the medieval town centre and continues the linear form of the earlier settlement, lying alongside and parallel with the River Exe. This part of the shoreline was formerly utilised for ship building; docks and wharves remained in operation in this area into the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The waterfront is now mostly laid out as garden plots, divided into strips whose width reflects the tenements on the opposite side of the road. Some of these garden plots may have originated as jetties or quays reclaimed from the foreshore, and probably served as private quays for the properties on the eastern side of the Strand. The garden of Topsham Museum, the home of the shipbuilding Holman family, is open to the public. This waterfront garden was designed by Roger Webster, who also designed the garden at 46 The Strand, built by Captain Holman in 1907.


Ordnance Survey, 2015, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV357601.

Map object based on this source.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital).
SDV354335Reg/Local list of Historic Parks and Gdns: Devon Gardens Trust. 2013. Devon Gazetteer of Parks and Gardens of Local Interest. Historic Parks and Gardens - Register and Local List. Digital.
SDV357601Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2015. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV358311Un-published: Clark, J.. 2013. Strand Riverside Gardens. Devon Local Register of Parks and Gardens of Local Historic Interest. Digital.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:May 13 2015 10:02AM